Journal of Law and Health

Professional journal covering law and health.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, Summer

Consumer-Directed Prescription Drug Advertising: Effects on Public Health
I. INTRODUCTION Over the past two decades, and to a greater extent recently, society has been increasingly exposed to prescription drug advertisements aimed directly at the consumer. The industry's gradual shift in focus from "physician-directed"...
Current Legal Intervention regarding "Experimental" Treatments Must Be Changed: An Analysis of High Doses of Chemotherapy with Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation for Breast Cancer Patients
I. INTRODUCTION A 35-year old woman, mother of three children, suffers from Stage IV metastatic breast cancer.(1) After finding a suspicious mass in her right breast, she underwent a mastectomy.(2) Nine months of chemotherapy and radiation followed,...
Domestic Partnership Benefits: Why Not Offer Them to Same-Sex Partners and Unmarried Opposite Sex Partners?
I. INTRODUCTION Today, thirteen percent of all United States employers offer benefits to the domestic partners of their employees.(1) Larger companies, those with more than 5,000 employees, the figure is twenty-five percent.(2) Benefits offered...
Gender Discrimination within the Reproductive Health Care System: Viagra V. Birth Control
I. INTRODUCTION Recently, Pfizer Inc. drew nationwide attention by announcing the Federal Drug Administration (hereinafter "FDA") approval of its impotence pill, Viagra. Dubbed as the "magic blue pill," early studies indicate that Viagra enables...
Searching for the Holy Grail: The Human Genome Project and Its Implications
I. INTRODUCTION The Report on the Human Genome Initiative declared that uncovering the human genome is revealing the "book of man,"(2) that by mapping and understanding the human genome we will understand what it means to be human.(3) Many proponents...
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